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J Trauma Inj. 2015 Sep;28(3):87-90. Korean. Original Article.
Kwon SM , Oh JR , Shin JS .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

PURPOSE: We evaluated the efficacy of ultrasound-guided lower extremity nerve block in trauma patients. METHODS: From July 2013 to April 2014, 17 patients with multiple trauma had lower extremity nerve block for immediate management of open wound in the lower extremity. We evaluated the patient satisfaction of the anesthesia and any complications related to the block. RESULTS: During the lower extremity nerve block, incomplete nerve block occurred in one patient. This is the second case, the reason for this was the lack of technique. There was no anesthetic complications. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound-guided lower extremity nerve block in trauma patients is an effective anesthesia technique in the immediate management of open wound in lower extremities.

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